The Investor Sentiment - Equity and investments forum for Sri Lankans
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Resus Energy වැඩි බලය Trydan Partners යටතට
Yesterday at 6:13 pm by Ethical Trader

» Dividend Announcement
Yesterday at 6:12 pm by Ethical Trader

» Laughter the Best Medicine
Yesterday at 12:00 pm by කිත්සිරි ද සිල්වා

» JINS.N0000 ( Janashakthi Insurance PLC)
Yesterday at 10:06 am by CK

» බුද්ධ භවනා
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:35 pm by Ethical Trader

» Happy Birthday
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:28 pm by The Alchemist

» හවුල් ආණ්ඩුව තවදුරටත් පවතින බව පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට දන්වයි
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:17 pm by Ethical Trader

» ජීවිතය පටන් ගන්නේ 60න්
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:14 pm by lanka

» EAP ගනුදෙනුවේ සැඟවුණු ගැනුම්කරු හෙළිවෙයි
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:39 pm by lanka

» මිලියන 4,000 ක අකිලගේ ටැබ් කොන්ත්‍රාත්තුව අබාන්ස්ට
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:55 pm by nihal123

» Dhananath Fernando wins $ 10,000 for Sri Lanka in Think Tank Shark Tank in Asia
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:35 am by Ethical Trader

» උදයංග වීරතුංග රැගෙන ඒමට පොලිස් නිලධාරීහු ඩුබායි වෙත
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:24 am by soileconomy

» ධම්මික පෙරේරා කෝටි 16 ක කාරයක් ගෙනෙයි
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:31 pm by soileconomy

» ආර්ථික අර්බුදය ඉක්මවා ගිය දේශපාලන අර්බුදය හමුවේ 'රුපියල'
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:00 pm by Ethical Trader

» SAMP.N0000 (SAMPATH BANK PLC)
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:18 pm by Ethical Trader

» APLA.N0000 (ACL PLASTICS PLC)
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:12 am by pjrngroup

» විගණකාධිපතිගේ 2016 වාර්තාව මෙන්න
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:31 pm by Ethical Trader

» Boost for foreign investment in Govt. securities
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:45 pm by Ethical Trader

» අනිලානා පුද්ගලික නිකුතුවට කොටස්කරුවන්ගේ සහාය පතයි
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:28 am by The Invisible

» CCS.N0000 ( Ceylon Cold Stores)
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:39 pm by Ethical Trader

» ලෝක ආර්ථිකය කඩා වැටෙද්දී එහි බලපෑම කොළඹට දැනුන හැටි
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:13 pm by nihal123

» තෙල් මිලේ වැඩිවීමෙන් ගුවන් ටිකට් මිල නගී
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:04 pm by Ethical Trader

» ජනාධිපති පරීක්ෂණ කොමිෂන් සභාවෙන් ලද, සිංහල භාෂාමය වාර්තා තිස් හතර (34)
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:04 pm by Ethical Trader

» විල්පත්තු "වන විනාශය": පෙත්සම සලකා බැලීමට අධිකරණයේ අවසර
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:10 pm by nihal123

» බැඳුම්කරය: ඇලෝසියස් සහ පළිසේන අත්අඩංගුවට
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:08 pm by nihal123

» TPL.N0000 (TALAWAKALE PLANTATIONS )
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:02 pm by bear

» ජනශක්ති ගනුදෙනුව තීන්දුයි. වටිනාකම රුපියල් බිලියන 16 යි
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:57 pm by nihal123

» කොළඹ කොටස් අසාමූහිකරණ පනත පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:42 pm by Ethical Trader

» BBC කණ්ඩායමක් තාලිබාන් පාලන කලාපයකට ඇතුල් වෙති
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:05 pm by Ethical Trader

» වර්ෂ 152 කට පසු දර්ශනය වන 'සුපිරි නීල රුහිරු සඳ'
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:58 pm by Ethical Trader

» ලංකා බැංකුවට අයත් ජනශක්ති හිමිකම විකුණයි
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:54 pm by Ethical Trader

» අයවැය ක්‍රියාත්මක කිරීමේ දී පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ අධීක්ෂණය දුර්වලයි
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:52 pm by Ethical Trader

» ජනපති හා ADB අධ්‍යක්ෂ මණ්ඩල සාමාජිකයින් අතර හමුවක්
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:51 pm by Ethical Trader

» තවත් කොටස් තැරැව්කාර සමාගමක් වසා දමයි
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:50 pm by Ethical Trader

» ජනපතිගේ රැලිය ආවරණය කිරීමට ගිය මාධ්‍යවේදීන්ට "තර්ජන"
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:59 pm by soileconomy

» Bank of Ceylon divests stake in Janashakthi Insurance
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:58 pm by TraderCSE

» වෛද්‍ය වර්ජනය: රජයේ වෛද්‍ය නිලධාරීන්ගේ සංගමයේ ඉල්ලීම් මොනවාද?
Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:36 pm by Ethical Trader

» නිවුන් අලි උපත්: මේ කරුණු දැන සිටියාද?
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:14 pm by Ethical Trader

» Perpetual Treasuries
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:43 am by Danidu

» කලා කෘතියක් ඉල්ලූ ජනාධිපති ට්‍රම්ප් වෙත 'රන් වැසිකිලියක්' - වාර්තා
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:37 pm by Ethical Trader

» TJL.N0000 (Textured Jersey Lanka PLC.)
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:32 pm by Ethical Trader

» සේවා ස්ථානයේ අරියාදු සහ අඩන්තේට්ටම් : 'බුලි' වුණොත් මොකද කරන්නේ?
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:02 pm by Ethical Trader

» RULES ON ALL OR NONE (AON) BLOCKS
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:55 pm by Ethical Trader

» Time is of essence in dealing with dengue:Expert, Recent deaths could be due to patients "coming in late" for treatment
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:08 pm by AjithR

» නියම බුදු දහම
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:42 pm by Ethical Trader

» "දූෂණය" ගැන මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂට නඩු පවරන්න - ජනාධිපති කොමිසම
Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:04 pm by Ethical Trader

» හිඟයක් වැළැක්වීමට ලේ දන් දෙන්න: ජනතාව වෙත ඉල්ලීමක්
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:12 pm by Ethical Trader

» බලාගෙනයි, 'ගුවනින් අසූචි'!
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:10 pm by Ethical Trader

» සිව් හෙලයේ ඉතිහාසය නිවැරදි කිරීම
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:51 am by Ethical Trader

» ප්‍රගීත් එක්නැලිගොඩ: "ෆයිල් අතුරුදහන්වීම" ගැන සන්ධ්‍යා හමුදාපතිට කිවූ දේ
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:13 pm by Ethical Trader

February 2018
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728   

Calendar Calendar

Disclaimer


Information posted in this forum are entirely of the respective members' personal views. The views posted on this open online forum of contributors do not constitute a recommendation buy or sell. The site nor the connected parties will be responsible for the posts posted on the forum and will take best possible action to remove any unlawful or inappropriate posts.
All rights to articles of value authored by members posted on the forum belong to the respective authors. Re-using without the consent of the authors is prohibited. Due credit with links to original source should be given when quoting content from the forum.
This is an educational portal and not one that gives recommendations. Please obtain investment advises from a Registered Investment Advisor through a stock broker

Regaining EU GSP Plus maybe far from govt.’s claim: envoy

Go down

Regaining EU GSP Plus maybe far from govt.’s claim: envoy

Post by poor boy on Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:21 am

http://www.dailymirror.lk/96903/regaining-eu-gsp-plus-maybe-far-from-govt-s-claim-envoy                                                                                      Regaining the General System of Preferences Plus (GSP Plus) facility from the European Union (EU) maybe farther away than the government has recently claimed, according to the disposition of EU Ambassador to Sri Lanka David Daly, who called the private sector to pressure the government over human rights issues.

Speaking at the Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters’ Association Annual General Meeting (AGM) this week, he noted that the recent developments in the local front are raising questions in Brussels.

“The recent violence against students raises some questions. What does the government do about it? What sort of follow up is there?” he asked.
He also questioned whether the government has a realistic grip of what goes on in the country, referring to the United Nations (UN) Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances revealing the torture chamber in the Trincomalee Naval Base, which was utilized as recently as last year.

Daly said after the UN visit, the Sri Lankan government had questioned the officers the UN had met, in order to find out if the claim was actually true.
“Is this true? Is this the sort of thing still happening? Did the government sanction this? Was the government aware of this?” Daly spoke of the questions the new regime asked its own officers.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe had denied the existence of the torture chamber when the issue was raised in parliament earlier this year.
“These are examples of the issues which the EU government is now discussing,” Daly said.

Earlier this year when Daly assumed duties, he had said that in addition to the human rights issues raised during the past regime—which had led to the cancellation of GSP Plus—the new regime would have to deal with the EU fishing ban issued this year.

Deputy Foreign Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva, who had been present then, said that the new fishing equipment would be equipped in November and an understanding will be reached in the human rights front, and the government will apply for GSP Plus immediately afterwards, regaining the facility by mid-2016.

Dr. de Silva recently reaffirmed the statement, after improvements were seen in both issues, which Daly too lauded this week following positive outcomes in a visit by an EU fisheries delegation last week and the UN resolution on human rights last month.

However, Daly reiterated that GSP Plus is a unilateral decision taken by the EU Parliament to provide duty-free access to developing countries, which follow all 27 international conventions, and the entire process may take up to eight months following the application submission.

He said that having issues, which recently propped up in the country being left unsolved, will adversely impact the application, and that Sri Lanka could lose the facility just as easily as it did in the past.

“All GSP Plus matters are continuous. Every year an evaluation is made by the monitoring mechanism. When the country is applying for the GSP Plus, they welcome the European Commission Officer warmly. After they get GSP Plus, they are not happy to see him,” Daly said.

He noted that the government will also have to change its pattern of thinking to regain GSP Plus.

“What they have in mind are discussions on T-shirts and other export products. However, my idea of discussions on GSP Plus is about torture, freedom of the media, the Prevention on Terrorism Act, the environment and other issues that flow from the 27 conventions,” Daly said.

Both Wickremesinghe and Dr. de Silva had said that the facility must be regained since the EU is Sri Lanka’s largest regional market. The EU made up 31 percent of Sri Lanka’s exports in 2014.

Therefore, Daly requested the apparel and other export companies, which will benefit from the facility, to lobby the government to tighten up its regulations in these matters.

“I want you to lobby for GSP Plus, not just due to your companies’ interests. Lobby the government by asking ‘What is the state of the human rights in the country’,” Daly said.

He said that GSP Plus is an objective tool. Dr. de Silva had said that it was due to the past government alienating the largest Western market in its foreign policy that the country lost GSP Plus.

“Measures taken under the GSP Plus must be taken for objective reasons, and not just because we want to help the country because of this government over that. That is not a justification of GSP Plus,” Daly said.

He said that the EU doesn’t expect Sri Lanka to be a perfect country, but wishes to see sustainable improvements in its domestic front. (CW) - See more at: http://www.dailymirror.lk/96903/regaining-eu-gsp-plus-maybe-far-from-govt-s-claim-envoy#sthash.pKxbCPLV.dpuf

poor boy
Active Member
Active Member

Posts : 761
Join date : 2014-10-09

Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum